(1) The Governor may award a Medal of Heroism of appropriate design, with ribbons
and appurtenances, to a law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation officer,
as defined in s. 943.10(14); a firefighter, as defined in s. 112.191(1)(b); an emergency medical technician, as defined in s. 401.23(11); or a paramedic, as defined in s. 401.23(17). A recipient must have distinguished himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry
and intrepidity, must have risked his or her life deliberately above and beyond the
call of duty while performing duty in his or her respective position, and must have
engaged in hazardous or perilous activities to preserve lives with the knowledge that
such activities might result in great personal harm.
(2) A candidate or person seeking to nominate a candidate for the award must make
written application to the Governor. The Governor may refer an application to any public or private entity for advice
and recommendations regarding the application.
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